Hey guys! I’ve written a little poem that I wanted to share with you all, called Dear Future Husband. I was inspired to write it because I’ve joined the Pray for Your Future Spouse 5 Day Challenge that was created by Jamal and Natasha Miller who are the founders of The One University which I’m also a member of. This is the link if you’re interested in joining. https://marriedandyoung.com/pfyfs-signup-o/
I was actually a bit hesitant about sharing this because I didn’t want to be judged but then I remembered who I’m here to please in the first place. It’s just that I imagined people saying, “Buh dis gyul nuh even fully divorce yet and she lookin fuh ah nex husban ahready!” (I apologize to anyone who can’t read Trini dialect but this is how I hear rebukes in my head; in an old Trini granny voice. LOL).
The thing is, I’m not looking for a next husband! Weeeell…truth be told, my eyes are automatically drawn to look at men I imagine my future husband to look like but I’m not looking, looking. Like, I’m not on the market. I’m not out here giving dudes my number nor am I going on dates etc. because I honestly don’t think I’m ready for that yet. I do however communicate regularly with someone from my past but that person lives in a whole other country and it’s not even like that! (Part of me feels like I didn’t need to mention that last part but I’m all about transparency and I’m not leaving room for anyone to try to call me out!)
Anyway, as I was saying, I’m not looking. I’ve actually prayed and asked God to hide me until I’m ready and He has been true to his word. Because to be honest, no one is trying to ‘holla at your girl’ LOL! I must admit, sometimes I wonder if something is wrong with me but then I remember what I prayed for and I thank God for His faithfulness. Right now I’m working on getting my life together and working on me. I’m not looking for my future husband but I sure am preparing for him! This Pray for Your Future Husband Challenge and being a part of The One University is my way of doing so. I didn’t pray for the husband God had for me nor did I prepare to be a wife the last time around so I’m making sure I do it this time!
The thing is, a lot of us, prepare for our wedding day more than our actual marriages. Marriage is not something to be taken lightly and I’ve learned that the hard way. My prayer is that others won’t make the same mistakes I did. The most valuable lesson I’ve learned is that you can’t have a genuinely successful, loving marriage without God in it. You should have a relationship with God before you try to have a relationship with anyone else. I don’t usually do this but, for those reading this who don’t know God and want to know Him say the following prayer:
I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen
This prayer is the first step towards something beautiful! Trust me, you won’t regret it!
Just doing My Father’s Work!
P.S. I’ll post the poem separately.